Parents charged in toddler's accidental shooting death
The parents of a 2-year-old Sanford boy killed Wednesday morning in an accidental shooting were charged Friday with not securing the gun in their home.Posted — Updated
Melanie Yvonne Tyson, 21, and Joey Durrell Tyson, 22, both of 522 Cannon Circle in Sanford, were charged with a violation of the storage of a firearm to protect minors law. Both were released on a written promise to appear in court.
Melanie Tyson and two other children, ages 3 and 4, were home at the time of the shooting.
Police said it was unclear whether the 2-year-old or one of the other children was handling the gun when it went off.
The 2-year-old was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at Central Carolina Regional Hospital.
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